Chad Smith

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Chad Smith
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Candidate for
Board member, Harnett County School Board, District 5
Elections and appointments
Next generalMay 6, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Chad Smith is a candidate for the District 5 seat on the Harnett County school board in North Carolina up for general election on November 4, 2014.



See also: Harnett County Schools elections (2014)


Chad Smith defeated incumbent Kevin A. Gregory in the Republican primary on May 6, 2014. Smith will be unopposed for the District 5 seat in the general election on November 4, 2014.


Harnett County Schools, District 5 Primary Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChad Smith 52.6% 461
     Republican Kevin A. Gregory Incumbent 47.4% 416
Total Votes 877
Source: North Carolina Board of Elections, "05/06/2014 UNOFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS - HARNETT, accessed May 7, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.


Smith had not reported any campaign contributions or expenditures to the North Carolina Board of Elections as of May 1, 2014.[1]


Smith had not received any official endorsements for his campaign as of May 1, 2014.

About the district

See also: Harnett County Schools, North Carolina
Harnett County Schools is located in Harnett County, North Carolina
Harnett County Schools is located in Harnett County, North Carolina. Harnett County is home to 124,987 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2] Harnett County Schools is the 21st-largest school district in North Carolina, serving 19,681 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[3]


Harnett County underperformed in comparison to the rest of North Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 17.6 percent of Harnett County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.8 percent for North Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Harnett County was $46,490 compared to $44,242 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Harnett County was 16.4 percent compared to 16.8 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Harnett County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 72.5 71.9
Black or African American 21.5 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.7 1.5
Asian 1.1 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 3.0 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 11.3 8.7

Party Affiliation, 2013[4]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 28,343 41.2
Republican 23,413 34.0
Libertarian 358 0.5
Unaffiliated 16,670 24.2

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[5]

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